“Are we seeing the end of Christianity in Iraq? It looks as though the end could be very near.”
“That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:” 1 Peter 1:7
Barack Obama has long known about the threat posed by ISIS to Iraq’s Christian population, and that is precisely why he refuses to life a finger to stop the killings and the persecution. Obama was raised as a Sunni Muslim, and his allegiance is with ISIS who also are Sunni Muslim. He could have very easily change the course of current events with a few well -timed air strikes as ISIS was gathering speed a few months ago. But he did nothing to help Iraq’s Christians. Now they are nearly all dead or in the processing of fleeing for their life.
Shame on you, Barack Hussein Obama. May the shed blood by the hands of ISIS of our Iraqi brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ be upon you for doing nothing when you could have done something. We are ashamed that you are our president.
The vicar of the only Anglican church in Iraq has warned the end for Christians in the country appears “very near” as he appealed for help after a deadline set by Islamic militants to convert or be killed expired.
Canon Andrew White, dubbed “the bishop of Baghdad” for his work at St George’s church in the capital, spoke after the ultimatum handed to Christians in the northern city of Mosul by the Islamic State of Iraq Levant (Isis) to convert, pay a tax or be put to death passed last week.
For those Christians who did not comply with the decree by 19 July, Isis warned that “there is nothing to give them but the sword.” Many have since fled their homes and Rev. Andrew-White told BBC Radio 4 Today desperate Christians were trapped in the desert or on the streets with nowhere to go.
“Things are so desperate, our people are disappearing,” he said. “We have had people massacred, their heads chopped off.
“Are we seeing the end of Christianity? We are committed come what may, we will keep going to the end, but it looks as though the end could be very near.” “The Christians are in grave danger. There are literally Christians living in the desert and on the street. They have nowhere to go,” he told the programme.
“We do not want Britain to forget us. We – and I’m saying ‘we’ talking like an Iraqi Christian – have always been with the British because they have already been with us. “Individual churches, individual Christians in Britain, have been a bigger help than anybody around the world.”
Up to a million Christians lived in Iraq prior to the US-led invasion in 2003, with many residing in areas such as Mosul where the communities date back to the first centuries of Christianity.
There are now thought to be fewer than half that number.